Posts Tagged 'sewing'

Kids of TAC: Pollock Inspired Skirts!

Cycle 3 of TAC Afterschool’s Sewing and Fashion class focused on projects inspired by famous artists. For their final project of the cycle, students designed their own Pollock-inspired fabric and used it to create a garment! On the first day,

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Kids of TAC: Pollock Inspired Skirts!

Cycle 3 of TAC Afterschool’s Sewing and Fashion class focused on projects inspired by famous artists. For their final project of the cycle, students designed their own Pollock-inspired fabric and used it to create a garment! On the first day,

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Chang Yuchen

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with AIR Cycle 9 resident, Chang Yuchen, to discuss her latest work with textiles. Chang Yuchen, (b.1989, China), graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA) in 2013 and Central Academy

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Chang Yuchen

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with AIR Cycle 9 resident, Chang Yuchen, to discuss her latest work with textiles. Chang Yuchen, (b.1989, China), graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA) in 2013 and Central Academy

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Elemental Dyeing!

In Cycle 3 of TAC Afterschool, we recently made patchwork tote bags using elemental dyeing methods. We explored three different techniques that used unconventional techniques to dye fabrics for our bags. The first process was snow dyeing: First, we gathered

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Elemental Dyeing!

In Cycle 3 of TAC Afterschool, we recently made patchwork tote bags using elemental dyeing methods. We explored three different techniques that used unconventional techniques to dye fabrics for our bags. The first process was snow dyeing: First, we gathered

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Cory Siegler

Cory Siegler is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned a BFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, and her current work is based primarily in drawing, printmaking, bookmaking, and patchwork quilting. Cory is the General Manager at Printed

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AIR Cycle 9 Highlight: Cory Siegler

Cory Siegler is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned a BFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, and her current work is based primarily in drawing, printmaking, bookmaking, and patchwork quilting. Cory is the General Manager at Printed

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Stories of Scale, Selvages and Sublimity: Ethel Stein, Lenore Tawney, and Mary Atwater

The traditional English Dictionary describes yarn as a thread which is spun and is used for textile making (weaving, knitting, knotting, etc). Yet, a different definition of yarn also means to tell an informal tale or a story. The twofold

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Stories of Scale, Selvages and Sublimity: Ethel Stein, Lenore Tawney, and Mary Atwater

The traditional English Dictionary describes yarn as a thread which is spun and is used for textile making (weaving, knitting, knotting, etc). Yet, a different definition of yarn also means to tell an informal tale or a story. The twofold

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April Fiber Art Picks!

Pop-up Studio and TAC Maker Space Bard Graduate Center Through May 13, 2018 Textile Arts Center has partnered with the Bard Graduate Center to set a pop-up studio and maker space in the BGC Gallery space, as part of the

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April Fiber Art Picks!

Pop-up Studio and TAC Maker Space Bard Graduate Center Through May 13, 2018 Textile Arts Center has partnered with the Bard Graduate Center to set a pop-up studio and maker space in the BGC Gallery space, as part of the

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Work In Progress: Annie Gunks

On an overcast and unseasonably warm winter afternoon, I sat down with our February Work In Progress (WIP) Resident, Annie Gunks, in her studio to talk about her work. How long have you been working with textiles, and what drew

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Work In Progress: Annie Gunks

On an overcast and unseasonably warm winter afternoon, I sat down with our February Work In Progress (WIP) Resident, Annie Gunks, in her studio to talk about her work. How long have you been working with textiles, and what drew

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Celebrating Female Contemporary Artists during African American History Month

There have been several, but not enough, conversations around craft-practitioners who are using textiles in many forms and shapes. Practitioners of today understand that multiple histories have existed in the same space, and recognizing this space becomes an essential part

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Celebrating Female Contemporary Artists during African American History Month

There have been several, but not enough, conversations around craft-practitioners who are using textiles in many forms and shapes. Practitioners of today understand that multiple histories have existed in the same space, and recognizing this space becomes an essential part

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Zero Waste Fashion Design

Scraps of fabric have been used by artists and craftsman throughout the world to varying degrees for centuries. The word, “scrap,” can be defined as a rejected piece of a larger whole, and usually connotes a sense of uselessness. The

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Zero Waste Fashion Design

Scraps of fabric have been used by artists and craftsman throughout the world to varying degrees for centuries. The word, “scrap,” can be defined as a rejected piece of a larger whole, and usually connotes a sense of uselessness. The

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AIR 9 Show & Tell, Part II

Here’s the second half of our two-part Artists-in-Residence Show & Tell series, where we interviewed the artists in our 9-month residency program about work they created at TAC and their overall AIR experience. Read Part I of the series, and

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AIR 9 Show & Tell, Part II

Here’s the second half of our two-part Artists-in-Residence Show & Tell series, where we interviewed the artists in our 9-month residency program about work they created at TAC and their overall AIR experience. Read Part I of the series, and

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